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>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. jobless report just came out. it shows a growing number of americans are getting back to work. >> the numbers are much better than economists predicted. it's sure to become an issue in the presidential race. >> rebecca jarvis has the numbers and what they mean. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are the numbers? >> the big headline here is the big surprise, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, the first time we've been below 8% since january of 2009. 114,000 new jobs created in the month of september. >> norah? >> rebecca, that's a huge drop, better than expected as you point out. how -- what happened to cause that drop? >> well, this is where the economists are really looking into the number right now, because one of the big reasons behind this number being 7.8% right now is a big increase in the number of people who involuntarily took on part-time work. that number went from 8 million people to 8.6 million people in the month of september. there are both pros an
] >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. the presidential candidates are looking for momentum. president obama did something his critics did he did not do on wednesday he came out swinging. >> on thursday the president accused governor mitt romney of not being honest with the american people. nancy cordes is at the white house after covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well this is the obama campaign's way of turning lemons into lemonade. out on the campaign trail in a new campaign trail they argued romney had a great performance but only because he was untethered from the truth. a different president obama emerged on thursday, more aggressive and combative and ready to respond to his republican opponent. >> governor romney may dance around his position, he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: it was a new line of attack the president used all day before 30,000 supporters in wisconsin and earlier in denver
. charlie dagada reports from the capital, kabul. >> reporter: afghan sources tell cbs news a suicide bomber approached a joint patrol between afghan and coalition forces in eastern afghanistan before detonating his explosive vest. a coalition spokesman has confirmed that three nato service members have been killed. they won't release the nationalities pending notification of the next of kin. that's the policy. it is in an area patrolled almost exclusively by u.s. forces. at least ten afghan police and civilians were killed in the attack that the taliban has already claimed responsibility for. this comes after an incident over the weekend where it appears that u.s. soldiers and afghan soldiers got into a fire fight at a check point southwest of kabul. an american soldier and an american civilian were killed in that attack along with three afghan soldiers. it is still under investigation. but what it underlines is the challenges and difficulties of u.s. soldiers working alongside armed afghan soldiers and police on the battlefield. we joined a team of u.s. soldiers at a check point in a volat
morning. why this resurgence? >> you know there's something ironic here, charlie which is you have to watch out what you watch for. events in pakistan have become so dangerous in al qaeda because of the drone strikes and the ability to locate them and take them out. a lot of al qaeda members because there's very little command and control left within the organization have found their way back to afghanistan and to the taliban who can put them to work and as we just heard from lara logan's taliban interviewee, they are doing that. >> and bringing skills they don't have. >> that's right. at a much higher level, honed after years of practice. >> we had these attacks over the weekend and again this morning. at the white house, john brennan who is the head of the counterterrorism said as recently as april al qaeda is a shadow of itself, morale is low. al qaeda was decimated in afghanistan. does that still hold true? >> it's all true. and i think one of the problems we have is we want all the lines to be neat. we want the taliban to be in their box and al qaeda to be in their box and sam
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